Children and their teddies enjoy festival picnic in Bungay

Three generations enjoy Teddy Bears' Picnic. Pictured is 10-month-old Jasper Samkin with mum Elizabe

Three generations enjoy Teddy Bears' Picnic. Pictured is 10-month-old Jasper Samkin with mum Elizabeth Samkin, right, and grandma Sue Johnson. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant

Teddy bears, their carers and parents enjoyed the Bungay Festival Teddy Bears’ Picnic at the castle hills on Saturday.

A brave teddy on the way down from St Mary's Church tower. Picture: Terry Reeve.

A brave teddy on the way down from St Mary's Church tower. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant

They turned up in large numbers, and were also joined by bunnies, elephants, the odd giraffe or two, cats, pandas and even a gannet. As well as their picnics, there were stalls and games to enjoy, and a bouncy castle.

It meant the hills were alive with the sound of children’s chatter and excitement - and that carried over afterwards to St Mary’s Church, where their favourite toys courageously took a zip wire ride from the top of the 90ft tower to the ground and back into the arms of their owners.

Four-year-old Leonardo Macfarlane tucks into his lunch at the Teddy Bears' Picnic. Picture: Terry Re

Four-year-old Leonardo Macfarlane tucks into his lunch at the Teddy Bears' Picnic. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant

The well attended event was organised by the Bungay Baby and Toddler Group, jointly this year with St Edmund’s Parent and Toddler Group and SPACE in Ditchingham.

The Friends of St Mary’s Church once again organised the zip wire rides.

The Bungay Festival Teddy Bears' Picninc. Picture: Terry Reeve.

The Bungay Festival Teddy Bears' Picninc. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant

One year-old Isaac Nicholls enjoys the picnic with his group of teddies and his mum. Picture: Terry

One year-old Isaac Nicholls enjoys the picnic with his group of teddies and his mum. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant

Families waiting for the teddies to come down the zip wire. Picture: Terry Reeve.

Families waiting for the teddies to come down the zip wire. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant

Twins Alfie and Ella Shanahan, aged five months, enjoying their first Teddy Bears' Picnic. Picture:

Twins Alfie and Ella Shanahan, aged five months, enjoying their first Teddy Bears' Picnic. Picture: Terry Reeve. - Credit: Archant


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